Poena looked up at the light knock at her office door. "Yes?" Her amber eyed steward opened the door.
"Myrteus Laterala is here Prima"
"Show her in."
Poena put down the report from Janus she had been reading and stood as Laterala entered. Laterala was leaning slightly on a cane as she made her way into the room. Poena stepped around her desk and came out to meet her. "Your leg bothering you again?" she asked.
"Mind your own business you old bat." Laterala spats.
"All members of the House are my business you ugly old toad. Is that a new eye patch?" answered Poena with a grin spreading over her face. She gestures to a seat near the fire and takes the other one. Once they had settled in Poena leans forward to speak. "I take it your trip went well?"
"My longevity ritual? Yes." Laterala responds. "Your gambit with the Mercere has paid off in that respect. Korvin does exemplary work in that regard."
Poena studies her guest in silence for a moment. "And your other contract. It seemed to come off well."
"Do you mean I did not get caught?" Laterala says testily. "Of course not."
The Tremere Prima takes a deep breath breath before continuing. "I wish to discuss your future tasks. I would like to to take another apprentice."
Laterala snorts. "What? Is Opimius not working out well?"
"He is a bit...unstable."
Laternala chuckles "I can't remember who warned you about that. Oh wait. Now I remember." She glares at Poena with her one eye.
"Your House asks this. We will have the candidates for your inspection this afternoon."
Laterala gestures with her right hand and looks away as if in surrender. "Is that all?"
"No. How is your talisman coming along?"
"In the planning stages."
"I would like you to work on it soon."
"Like I have the time. Is that all?"
"No. I want you to be aedile for a new oppidum.
Laterala leaps up from her seat. "HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND!"
"No I have not. It is at Hèviz.
At this Laterala's anger seems to fade a bit and she sits. "Not watching children then?"